Posted by: episystechpubs | October 1, 2013

Editor’s Corner: Best Ever!

I know a lot of you take issue with some of these phrases from the list of 200 Common Redundancies being called redundant. In fact, the other day my dear friend Edith greeted me at her door, and before even saying hello, she shook her finger at me defiantly and started chanting “I will not give up saying ‘Best ever!’ Best ever! Best ever! Best ever!” Edith, I would never take that away from you.

As for everyone else, you can consider this fair warning—if I catch the redundancies in your writing, I may delete them. I’ll be particularly ruthless when you write documentation asking clients to kneel down in their minestrone soup in front of a live witness. 🙂


  • kneel (down)
  • (knowledgeable) experts


  • lag (behind)
  • later (time)
  • LCD (display)
  • lift (up)
  • (live) studio audience
  • (live) witness
  • (local) residents
  • look (ahead) to the future
  • look back (in retrospect)


  • made (out) of
  • (major) breakthrough
  • (major) feat
  • manually (by hand)
  • may (possibly)
  • meet (together)
  • meet (with each other)
  • (mental) telepathy
  • merge (together)
  • might (possibly)
  • minestrone (soup)
  • mix (together)
  • modern ______ (of today)
  • (mutual) cooperation
  • (mutually) interdependent
  • mutual respect (for each other)
  • (number-one) leader in ________

Kara Church

Senior Technical Editor

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